An Omnidirectional Treadmill Means One Giant Leap for Virtual Reality


One of the problems with virtual reality has always been that you had to either confine yourself to a joystick or strap into some crazy Lawnmower Man-style harness. Hardly natural. This April, however, a team based at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in T?bingen, Germany, unveiled the CyberWalk, an omnidirectional treadmill designed to serve as a VR-capable movement platform.

Full Story: Wired


  1. I believe ‘omnidirectional’ is a word invented by R. Buckminster Fuller, but I could be wrong and can’t cite any evidence at this moment. My Internet connection is omnidirectionally boogered up right now.

  2. ^^I refuse to look it up but I agree with Trevor 100%, that’s my understanding of the Metaverse, too.

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